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yesterday. beateners were getting $3 a pound before thanksgiving. >>> michigan lawmakers have taken the final step toward returning traditional pro union stronghold into a right to work stay katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: to bring this home, california is not a right to work state. unions here can make workers join and pay dues. michigan going in the opposite direction, less than two hours ago the house passed right to work legislation, affecting public sector workers they passed it 58-51. representatives had already ok'd second bill focusing on private sector employees the senate approved both last week. with thousands circling outside the capitol in lansing, and another 2,000 plus inside, the michigan house has approved the second of two contentious right to work bills that weaken union power in the pro labor state. worker reaction was swift and angry. >> getting lied to, with we done like it. >> reporter: if and when legislation clears the governor's desk, michigan will be the 24th right to work state that means nonunion employs won't be forc
armor is still at large. we'll keep you posted at 4:00. >> emotions running high today in michigan. late today state governor signed a right to work legislation dealing a blow to organized labor unions signing a bill just hours after legislature passed measures as a chance of thousands of angry protestors filled the capitol. tj#m÷çr9hdas more. >> michigan republican controlled state legislature approved two controversial right to work bills today. protestors crowded state capitol. >> benefits will go down. it's going tojuÑww hurt small business and local business. it's just going to hurt michigan. >> issue is right to work allowing people to opt out of joining the union. the governor flip flopped saying it's labor and democrat to pass prop 2 in november. trying to put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. >> made the point to them to sfai you go forward with this, you're going to create an environment involving labor issues. and that is what happened. >> democrats in congress met with the governor, asking him to delay the issue. >> he has respongsibility as our leader of
. but in michigan monday, the president had a warning about going over this now infamous fiscal cliff. >> consumer spending is going to go down. that means you've got less customers. businesses get fewer profits. they hire fewer workers. you go in a downward spiral. >> speaker boehner says he's still waiting for the president to identify spending cuts that he's willing to make to help deal with the nation's debt crisis. >>> thousands of demonstrators are expected to gather at the michigan state capital today in protest of a right-to-work measure. the legislation would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay those union fees. democrats met with the governor to urge a veto. and carollers gathered singing modified christmas songs in protest of the proposal. president obama said the legislation is about giving workers the right to work for less money. of course, the president enjoying a lot of support from the unions. if this does indeed happen, michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state. but governor rick schneider is backed by a full house and senate of republicans. so this could b
. >> including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. >>> a legal landmark in michigan. once a union strong hold, the new measure that is dealing a serious blow to organized labor. >>> then call it the safety dance. the cop who is really busting a move or two. >> he's having fun on his job. i can appreciate that. >> getting low, getting low, getting low. i wonder if he has a sound track out there for him. or just his own tunes going on in his head. >>> but first, the white house is out with a strong reaction to north korea's successful test firing of a long-range ballistic missile. >> the obama administration calls the launch a highly provocative act that threatens regional security. the question now, does the threat extend to this country? >> reporter: in a breaking news broadcast, north korean television celebrated the regime's successful test of the long-range rocket from its launch site. it is the second attempt by the north koreans this year. last april, a similar test failed within minutes after takeoff. this time, the rocket traveled directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles no
news is here now with the story. >> right. other universities like texas and michigan are liking what they see at berkeley. they want to sty⌝a >> he escaped from violence in mexico when he was 16, landing in los angeles. year later he graduated with honors and was the only student at his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. i was like. yeah. i got in. i was like i don't know how i'm going to make it. i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for it? he is not eligible for aid, including pell grants. he's had to take odd jobs to help pay for college but that hasn't been enough. >> many drop out on the way to say we're not longer able to be students. >> others reached out to the chancellor this, is a photo of the chancellor and several undocumented students. he decided to spearhead a scholarship program with the help of the evelyn and walter hough junior fund. about00 students will receive a portion of the money. >> it's an investment in them, their futures and what they dillwill do for state and country, over time. >> another $300,000 was donated to
to be any closer to a deal. >>> the governor of michigan has signed that controversial, new law which limits the influence of organized labor in the state. hundreds of union workers had protested the legislation ahead of the governor's action. michigan joins 23 other states with so-called right-to-work laws. those laws ban requirements that nonunion employees pay union dues for negotiating contracts and other services. >>> well, drug smugglers have found a pretty creative new way to get contraband into the u.s. they use a gas-powered canon to shoot dozens of cans of marijuana across the mexican border into arizona. unfortunately for them, border patrol agents got to the drugs before their buddies. they picked up 85 pounds of pot. in all, worth more than 40,000 bucks on the streets. >> they're resourceful, to say the least. >> yep. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. another stormy day in florida, with heavy rain and gusty winds from miami to orlando. showers to the north spreading into the carolinas. light snow across north dakota, the northern rockies and the cascades. up
elections like michigan and texas now talking í÷ their own program. >> this was the only student in his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. yeah, i got in. time not going make it. right? i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for this? >> is he an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. the coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> the federal pell grant, work study, loans aren't eligible to undocumented students. >> rivera had a small private scholarship working owed jobs to put himself through cal but it wasn't enough that. is why the chancellor spear headed a scholarship program to help:e students like rivera. the fund responded with a $1 million award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of work is about equal chances and opportunities, leveling the playing field so everybody has a chance to succeed in live. >> 200 undocumented students at uc berkeley from 20 countries will receive a portion of the private money. beginning in the spring. each receives about $5,000. there is more. in 2011 california legislatur
santa, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us. >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. experience. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," a call for help. dozens of top executives join northeast governors in demanding congress come up with billions of dollars in sandy aid and do it now. >> nearly seven weeks after the storm, they're telling lawmakers not to leave washington for the holidays without approving that money. it 's friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. congress is feeling new pressure to pass that hurricane sandy aid legislation. that is our top story. >>> also ahead, susan rice shaping up the selection process for the next secretary of state. why the u.n. ambassador, the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, now says she doesn't want the job. >>> and then the stars all have their stylist
are wanting to"dl do something bad, they're going to figure out a way to do it. >> the michigan house approved a concealed weapons law allowing train pemz to carry guns in schools, stadiums and churches, an idea he says could have brought down the shooter faster if the law was in place there. >> if someone were to have a gun there, a concealed weapon and knew how to use it the situation could have not gotten as far as it did. >> i do not think that is a solution. that i brofsh bringing more firearms is only going to create more bullets flying. >> the connecticut gunman used a glock and sig semi automatic handgun. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. vigils springing up over the country in washington, d.c. in front of the white house a group called for stronger gun firearms. this became a candle light vigil. more people joined the group z here is a picture of a vigil in san4/+dñ jose. the mother of 6-year-old diaviano cavato showed this noteo, lighting a candle for children. the sign reads san jose loves shes, connecticut. we're getting word of a vigil to be held in oakland tonight
. >> and a controversial idea is being raised to keep schools safe. the governor of michigan wants legislation to allow concealed weapons in schools but is arming teachers a good idea is in the member of teacher union says putting guns in the hands of teachers violates that principal. >> would it not want to have someone on me campus dez stated as your campus shooter. we don't think putting guns in the hands of teachers is intelligent or adding more guns to the mix solves the problem. >> this united educateors will vote on a resolution supporting dianne feinstein's legislation calling for for stricter control autos you know people in the bay area not only attending memorials to remember the victims of new town, some are taking a personal, hands on approach to honor those lost and to pry to -- try to help. live tonight an event this >> the final chorus honors 27 people, most of them children just a little older than erin's students. >> my true god send to me, peace in this town, peace and family. >> the long list of victims is on the mind of john ceiling. he's a karate instructor and n.palo alto who gre
of nice, snowy pictures. yesterday, michigan got a shot of about 1 to 3 inches. my hometown of rockford, michigan, michelle is the wife of my best friend's little brother. >> wow. that's beautiful. >> isn't that pretty? that's where we ride our bikes. the sunrise in north carolina. beautiful there, from chuck there, you see the clouds just leaving. they'll have another mild day today. close to high record temps. for north carolina today and tomorrow too. >> a little walk down memory lane with ginger zee this morning. thank you, ginger. >>> also this morning, an update of a big story that we told you yesterday. big is a fair description of this one. more now on the fisherman who caught what may be a record yellow fin tuna off the coast of san diego. take a look at this beast. >> that's right, the gigantic fish weighed 459 pounds and he landed it with rod and reel. maybe the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught. he fought the fish for two hours and was stunned by his catch. >> i thought at first it was a shark. i was shocked. i was holding back. i couldn't believe it. >> the previous record
are rising fastest, among them states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida and michigan. >> hi, david. >> reporter: in ann arbor the evangelista family gave us a tour of their newly built home. >> this is my absolute favorite spot. >> reporter: another bright spot, the nation's biggest home builder, toll brothers, reporting tonight orders rising sharply. the evangelistas' home is one of them, and tonight they told us the number one reason why. >> the mortgage rates were so low, it was the best buy. it's a steal. >> reporter: a steal, he says. behind it, dynamics and historic lows for mortgage rates, and homeowners beginning to put their homes on the market. a low inventory and right now much of the country dealing with rock bottom prices. diane, i was reading today in orlando alone, inventory at seven-year lows, home owners begin to come back on the market, good news because there are buyers waiting for their homes. >> great news and on that hard-hit street, what a turnaround. >> great to go back. >> thanks, david. >>> now, from the hot housing market to the heat, period
. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, a
warnings in eastern kansas and a snake of watches and warnings from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and gusting winds from parts of the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and making it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. if you're flying in and around denver, tonight, early tomorrow, northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and kansas problem area. iowa. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. remember too, you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? right now, it looks like a whole lot of rain. >> looks like we need holiday spirit out there in the roads. thanks. >>> and still ahead, the abc news search for solutions. the front lines in the america gun crisis, inside the emergency rooms. the one thing these doctors are seeing that could change the debate. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, an
. and now, midway in the third quarter is central michigan on top. this sports report brought to you by mercedes-benz. >> all right. thank you. >> join me tonight at 9:00, that is cable channel 13. gun owners in new york say they're being targeted and a newspaper article has them outraged then at 11:00 mail thief and this time, police say it was the postmanman himself what. they found inside of his home. the stories and more right after nshville here at 11:00. we'll see you at 9:00 as well. >> if you have a new tablet don't forget to down load abc 7 news app. they're available through apple app store, google play and amazon. >> and free. >> that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks for watching. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you again at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a psychologist from pound ridge, new york... ...a financial advisor from santa fe, new m.. ...and our returning champion, a computer technician from dublin, ohio... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! if i were ba
in newtown, each with a name and an age. from kalamazoo, michigan, 700 bracelets from a local business and from students, headed to newtown. flower seeds inside each of those smiley faces for the community to wear and plant. and for the newtown police department? officers around connecticut banding together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. and at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all corners of the country, even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. >> we had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward and try to help somebody else. >> reporter: nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. volunteers going door to door. one family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. so, volunteers from maryland got to work. in one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa, known as sandy claus, making special deliveries. >> it was just amazing. i couldn't stop smiling. i just love to see the look on the kids'
't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every student but one shot and killed. 15 first grades in that one room alone lost in an instant in another classroom, five of the victims were children. a little boy who had a twin sister, he died. his twin in another classroom, hiding in the bathroom with her teacher, survived. the school principal is among the dead. dawn hochsprung and she might have turned on the p.a. system so the eachers could be warned. mary sher hawk. her family saying mary felt like she was doing god's work, another teamer, victor yeah soto, her body found shielding her students. >> her life's dream was to be a teacher, and her instincts kicked in. >> and tonight some of the youngest faces, katherine hubbard, six years old, her family saying, we're greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, katherine violet. anna green was seven. she grew up in a home with jazz. her brother survived in the school. her father saying they're struggling to
. >>> with all this new snow, i got a lot of nice snowy pictures. michigan got 1 to 3 inches. the sunrise in north carolina. beautiful there, from chuck there, you see the clouds just leaving. mild day today. close to high record temps. >> a little walk down memory lane with ginger zee this morning. >>> also this morning, an update of a big story that we told you yesterday. more now on the fisherman who caught what may be a record yellowfin tuna off the coast of san diego. take a look at this beast. >> the gigantic fish weighed 459 pounds and he landed it with rod and reel. maybe the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught. he fought the fish for two hours and was stunned by his catch. >> i thought at first it was a shark. i was shocked. at first i was holding back. >> the previous record of 425 pounds was set earlier this year. lot of big fish floating around there. >>> coming up -- why did a waiter hand a group of women a check with the word "fat girls on". >>> reality show rage. find out why a senator from west virginia wants mtv to scrape its reality tv show described as "jersey shore" mee
right now, if folks are happy they're just >>> an afternoon walk turned into an ordeal for a michigan man and hunting dog. the pair were walking when a hound dog wandered away, fell through the ice. you can see him there, my goodness. the cousin rubbed the dog's back to keep him calm, and warm he went to the dog and actually crawled on the belly on the ice then golt to him. lifted up the dog on the ice. the rescue put a boat there, hauled him into the boat. >> wow. getting the 11-year-old out wasn't easy. a rescue yir fell in and had to crawl out to safety. the dog is doing just fine. this58.p is zpilt being in freezing water for an hour and a half. >> you may not know it but your dog may be feeling blues from gray weather we've been having. turns out vets think dogs may suffer from seasonal aaffective disorder. dogs can lose their appetites or have accidents in the house, maybe when they normally don't z an entrepreneur came up with the an artificial sunlight generator and says light stimulate dog's brains. our dog, molly, does feel down when weather is poor. you can tell, she does.
nevada all the way to michigan, and they're still cleaning up in the northwest. here's the damage report. >> holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: a strong storm is being blamed for this 75-foot mudslide that took out a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. >> reporter: it's not just mud. the western region of the u.s. has been blanketed with heavy snow, rain and powerful winds that knocked down trees, power lines and created dangerous driving conditions. >> when i got stopped here, it started sliding backwards and i had no control for a little bit of time. >> reporter: at least 16 states have experienced winter warnings and watches so far this week. and as the weather heads east it continues to dump more snow, making holiday skiers and snowboarders happy. >> i'm gearing up for a really good christmas. >> reporter: with that weather moving through, a travel warning to the 93 million people expected to hit the road this holiday. rob and sunny? >> tha
. >>> and a major blow to union rights in michigan. republican lawmakers there have pushed through right-to-work bills. hundreds of activists stormed the capitol, protesting the legislation, which would ban unions from requiring employees to pay fees. >>> and a frightening scene for holiday shoppers this morning. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. >>> we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. there were some baby steps ye
for tin sent lives lost in newtown. each with a name and age. from kalamazoo, michigan, 700 bracelets from a business and students headed to newtown. flower seeds inside each of those smiling faces for the community to wear and plant. and for the newtown police department, officers around connecticut banning together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. and at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all over the country. even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. volunteers going door to door. one family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. so volunteers from maryland got to work. in one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa known as sandy claus making special deliveries. >> i couldn't stop smiling. i just love to see the look on the kids' faces and finally be happy after all the devastation they wept through. >> reporter: 8-year-old patricia, whose family i
's others. we don't have time. these were designed by owner of michigan's -- there is one more hairstyle. there is one more entry. >> i think they copied you. you were the inspiration. >> the muse, if you will. >> the muse. >> am i your muse? i hope to be. you're very quiet. >> that looks like a shrub on your head. that doesn't qualify as a coif, in my opinion. you look like a million dollars. >> thank you. >>> more holiday "pop news," everybody. decorations. so many of you send snapshots of your pets decked out. first, we have zoe. zoe, is a 2-year-older t terrie mix. she took a little snooze. and there's claudey in philadelphia. her bulldog looks none too happy. thank you, sherry, for this picture. this is mr. rusty. >> that's glamorous. >> mr. rusty is doing a fashion spread there. i wonder if mr. rusty was a teen model, like you. >> oh. >> sam, do your best mr. rusty. >> i can't. no. meow. >> one more time. thank you. thank you, mr. rusty. >> that's all i got. >> and then, we have toby. can we see toby? oh, toby. he's wrapped in lights. i'm not sure how i feel about that. but the rei
can't tell you. >> michigan. >> oh, wait, oh, wait. >> let's think about it. we'll think about it and listen to sam's weather. >> mississippi. >> sam, you out there? >> we are. folks, look at this. i love it. and tell me the story. tell me. >> this is for my third grade students. i told them to watch this morning so they've all set their tvs to watch me on "good morning america" with sam champion. >> our viewership is up, ladies and gentlemen. take a look at the audience and their holiday signs. we start with -- i was going to hold off for the live shot from atlanta, if we could just -- i wanted to get -- there you go. now get everybody in. all the way down, all the way down, all the way down, look at the crowd that's in times square on this christmas eve with us this morning. now how about the live shot out of atlanta. we'll tell you exactly what you're in for in the southeast today. certainly, yeah, looking okay at this vantage point. look at the maps here. we'll show you where the storms will be rolling today. we're a little bit concerned about how strong some of these storm
, states where housing was hardest hit, nevada, california, florida, michigan. another bright spot, the nation's biggest homebuilder, toll brothers, reporting orders rising sharply. >> the mortgage rate, the best time. a steal. >> reporter: david muir, abc new, new york. >> look at the fact that the housing collapse in this country was one of the reason we went into recession, the hard-hit states, primarily florida, nevada, california. it's good to see the states bouncing back. a lot of good news in there. hope a soon of things to come. things get back to somewhat normal after the, the recession continues to ease. that's good news. worth highlighting. >> mortgage rates at historic lows. you have to get your home to appraise for more than what you paid for it. ideally. >> ideally. no. you have to. you can't be upside down. you cannot refinance. >>> also on the upswing, the number of women in some of the country's best paid, most prestigious jobs. new numbers show that women -- let's hear it for the ladies -- now account for a third of doctors and lawyers making huge strides. >> yip,
monroe county, michigan. jim swayze was walking his dogs when one of them went out on the ice and fell in. oh, poor guy. his wife called in her cousin, he came out, jumped in the water to help their dog. rescue crews were able to get man and best friend to safety. good to see. >> amazing. glad he made it out okay. >>> that monster winter storm that stretched across the country is being blamed for 16 deaths. as heavy snow fell on pittsburgh, air travelers suffered through cancellations and lengthy delays. an american airlines plane ran over a snow patch in pittsburgh and got stuck on the runway for nearly three hours. wouldn't want to be on that flight. meanwhile the storm brought downpours to coastal areas and one town hard hit by hurricane sanda was under water, once again. in sea bright, new jersey, heavy tide filled basements with flood waters several feet deep. and in the south, tornado survivors are cleaning up the damage as abc's matt gutman has this report. >> reporter: this video from a walgreen's from here in mobile showing the very gut of the tornado. the wind first blasts aroun
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